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The Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES), Hyderabad, was established in 1970 at the Osmania University, via a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Osmania University. It is responsible for research and training in urban governance of state governments, including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Nagaland and the union territories of Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar.
Over the last few years, the main areas of focus of the RCUES are in sync with the schemes announced by the central and the state governments, for the development of urban-local bodies (ULBs).
Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies: Key responsibilities
Most organisations seek information on working procedures for urban development and this is where the RCUES Hyderabad plays a key role. It shares crucial information in the form of its goals, the training offered, the achievements and the various events that have been conceived.
The RCUES Hyderabad is responsible for citizen-centric and electronic governance in the ULBs of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Goa. Attention is given towards training staff in the areas of water supply, sewerage, solid waste disposal, roads, power supply, slum redevelopment and property tax payments. Additionally, citizens are trained on citizen report cards using which they can directly report the action taken on grievances.
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RCUES Hyderabad: Additional responsibilities
The RCUES is involved in imparting seminars on themes, including water and waste management, slum redevelopment, city decongestion, urban planning and rejuvenation and poverty alleviation.
Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies: Official portal
To gather more information related to ongoing projects, events and training, visit the RCUES Hyderabad website on http://rcueshyd.gov.in/. On the website’s research activities tab on the homepage, you have various options including activity calendar, research studies, modules, publications, training programmes, reports and training brochures that you can select from and get information on.
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Besides research activities, is the projects tab that will keep you updated on the various projects that follow under the RCUES. When you click on the projects tab, you will get the ‘states’ option, where you will get a list of the states under the purview of the RCUES. You can click on any state to reach their web portal and then, get details of the services offered. For example, if you select the Telangana state, you will be directed to the Telangana state portal.
Under the projects tab, there is also a Live Projects Tab, which will give you all the information about projects that are currently being developed.
Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies: Contact details
For more details, applicants can contact:
Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies – Osmania University,
Hyderabad-500007, Telangana, India
Phone: +91-40-27098494, +91-40-27090321, +91-40-27682254
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Where is the Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies Hyderabad headquartered at?
The Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies Hyderabad is headquartered at Osmania University, Telangana.
What are the key responsibilities of RCUES?
The RCUES’ role is to focus on citizen-centric governance and electronic governance in the urban local bodies of the states under its purview.
Who is the head of RCUES Hyderabad?
RCUES Hyderabad is headed by Prof C Aruna Jyothi (director).